Startup Europe Awards

Valorisation of organic waste generated by the HORECA sector and its circular implementation.

• Whithin the Transfiere forum, on the 17th of February, the Greencities Startup Europe Awards were launched.

• This new call of Startup Europe Awards presents several challenges, one of them being the valorisation of organic waste generated by the HORECA sector and its circular implementation.

Last week, a new edition of Startup Europe Awards was launched whithin the framework of the Transfiere forum, the largest European forum for science, technology and innovation, held at the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga (FYCMA). These SEUAs are the Greencities Startup Europe Awards. This new edition of Startup Europe Awards comes with some new challenges, one of them being the Valorisation of organic waste generated by the HORECA sector and its circular implementation.

With this challenge of the Greencities Startup Europe Awards, we are looking for the best startup with an initiative for efficiency in the recovery of waste from the HORECA sector as a source of supply.  One of the challenges centers around the recovery of organic waste from the HORECA, hotels, restaurants and cafeterias, sector for the self-sufficiency of their own facilities.   

The technology implemented or proposed must be able to propose a waste treatment system (generated by restaurants, hotels and cafeterias) and its transformation into renewable energy sources (such as biogas) in order to generate a “proconsumer” system (produce and consume). Thus establishing a circular system for the reuse and exploitation of waste.

The call for these challenges was launched in on the 17th of February, in the Transfiere Forum. These awards are an open innovation tool to identify disruptive startups that promote public-private collaboration and raise awareness of the importance of self-entrepreneurship as a driver of employment.

The final of this edition of Startup Europe Awards will be held within the framework of Greencities and S-Moving in September of 2023, in FYCMA, and the challenges posed are committed to innovative entrepreneurship in the field of circular economy, energy efficiency and the fight against climate change. The Finnova Foundation is looking for those startups that are providing innovative solutions to the challenges of the ecological transition.

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About Startup Europe Awards

The Startup Europe Awards (SEUA) is an initiative driven by the European Commission, implemented by the Finnova Foundation in collaboration with StartUp Europe. It is an open innovation tool that allows companies to identify talented startups capable of solving today’s challenges in multiple areas. Its mission is to help Startups and Scaleups become more efficient, smarter and more successful. These awards are a useful tool to promote knowledge sharing, add value to the entrepreneurial ecosystem and help startups to grow and position themselves in the market.

About Finnova Foundation

Finnova is the Spanish-Belgian non-profit foundation based in Brussels and Spain, working for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship in the EU. Finnova’s experience in leading communication and dissemination activities of European projects is combined with a solid proven track record in business creation and entrepreneurial support programmes, such as accelerators, incubators and events, as well as its commitment to training and employability of young people.